01 Feb What To Do If You Think You Have COVID-19
With the COVID-19 pandemic still going and limited vaccines are available, it is crucial to still do everything we can to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some steps that are important in mitigating the spread of the virus is knowing the COVID-19 symptoms, monitoring how you feel and staying home if you feel sick.
Utilize the tips below from the CDC to know what to do if you believe you have COVID-19. Also, visit the CDC’s website to learn more about COVID-19.
What To Do If You Think You Have COVID-19
As the vaccine is still limited for the general public, it is important to continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC to help reduce the spread of the virus. This includes social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, wearing a mask when around others who do not live with you and staying home when you feel sick, especially with COVID-19 symptoms.
Utilize the tips below from the CDC if you believe you may have COVID-19 to help slow the spread of the virus. Visit CDC.gov for the most current information regarding COVID-19.
If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms
- Monitor how you feel for any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, congested or runny nose).
- Get tested for COVID-19.
- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and away from others until it has been 14 days since symptoms first appeared and 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and until other COVID-19 symptoms start improving.
- Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
- Seek emergency medical care if you are experience persistent pain or pressure in your chest, trouble breathing, new confusion, bluish lips or face or the inability to wake or stay awake.